Guatemala City, by Brenda Larios -AGN- Since January this year, the Guatemalan Tourism Institute has promoted the Art and Tourism Project, creating over 190 murals nationwide.
According to Inguat, this project seeks to disseminate the aspects that identify each town, such as its culture, tradition, and tourist attractions, through urban paintings.
Guatemalan artists participating in the project have painted 1,146 meters with designs.
According to authorities, the program promotes the value of the urban image in prioritized areas. Therefore, Guatemalan artists have painted 26 murals in Alta Verapaz, 51 in Izabal, 32 in Guatemala, 46 in Petén, 37 in Sacatepequez, and 24 in Zacapa.
These works of art are located in the municipalities of Lanquín, Puerto Barrios, Livingston, Castillo de San Felipe de Lara, Villa Nueva, San Andrés, Flores, Poptún, Melchor de Mencos, Jocotenango, Sumpango, and Estanzuela.
Inguat participated on April 24 in the ninth International Mural Art Festival in the streets of Sumpango, Sacatepéquez.
Through the Art and Tourism project, a Country with More Color, 17 Guatemalan artists portrayed over 3,000 years of the country’s cultural richness in works of art representing Maya clothing, ancestral games, and the flora and fauna of Guatemala.
The project, known as Art and Tourism, encourages color and harmony to merge into a painting exhibition.
About the Project
The Guatemalan Tourism Institute implements the Art and Tourism, a Country with More Color artistic intervention project. This endeavor aims to use painting and creativity as agents of social change.
The project aims to give national and foreign visitors a colorful and warm welcome to tourist attractions to improve touristic infrastructure.